Raducanu, the 18-year-old pearl that makes the English vibrate

Raducanu, the 18-year-old pearl with the British vibes

Emma Raducanu is the great sensation of the tournament and the only representative that Great Britain has left in the individual tables, after the disappointment that lost Johanna Konta, removed from the tournament for having been in close contact with a positive COVID case, and the eliminations of Evans, Murray and Norrie. The new pearl of British tennis, unknown to the public, is only 18 years old and is the 338th in the world, but she was invited is in the eighth of Wimbledon. On Monday she will face the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, who beat Jelena Ostapenko 4-6, 6-4 and 6-2 in a match in which sparks flew between the two.

At its premiere, it took down Diatchenko and then Vondrousova, finalist at Roland Garros 2020. This Saturday, on court 1, he beat Cirstea (6-3 and 7-5), a player he knows because her father, Ian, is also Romanian. That’s where her last name comes from and she owes her Asian traits to her mother, Renee, who is Chinese. Raducanu was born in Toronto (Canada), but at the age of two his family moved to London and he has played tennis since he was five. Her idols are Li Na and Simona Halep, and a few days ago she revealed that Garbiñe Muguruza, with whom she rallied a couple of times at the All England Club, had a great impact on her: “I was so glad I could see how intense it is… It caused a click in my head. That is the level I need to work at if I want to achieve something remotely close to what she has. “

Emma, ​​who measures 1.75 and is right-handed, combined tennis with her studies in mathematics and economics, and awaits the results of the last exams. To top it all, his coach, Nigel Sears, is the father of Andy Murray’s wife.

Barty does not fail

The number one in the world, Ashleigh Barty, did not complicate her life to win 6-3 and 7-5 to the Czech Katerina Siniakova. The Australian, who reaches this round (her top in the tournament) for the second consecutive year and is closer to achieving the success she achieved as a junior at Wimbledon, will face Barbora Krejcikova, the Roland Garros champion who is still on a roll. The Czech defeated the tough Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in three contested sets by 7-6 (1), 3-6 and 7-5. The 17-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff also advanced with triumph in this comfortable case against the Slovenian Kaja Juvan, whom she dominated by a double 6-3 in 65 minutes. Now she will face a veteran British Grand Slam champion, Angelique Kerber, who came back furiously against Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich (2-6, 6-0 and 6-1). The German did not show the effort to play the longest women’s match (3:19) of the championship on Thursday against Sara Sorribes since 2011.

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